Capcom: 'Gamers have abandoned consoles'

President of firm’s mobile arm says smartphones have taken the place of DS, PSP and PC, reports MCV.

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Optical_Matrix3695d ago

Really? I use my DS and PSP more than my phone for entertainment. Same with my Macbook. What you mean to say is, Japanese devs have abandoned consoles.

thereapersson3695d ago

At least now we know that Capcom has officially lost touch with reality this gen.

zootang3695d ago

Should it not be "developers have abandoned consoles"

presto7173695d ago

When should someone ever play a handheld? I find it just too hard to leave my ps3 and pc to go and play on such a tiny screen. I cant play while travelling because its too distracting and I find listening to music + reading to be better. So when do people play handhelds really???

rroded3695d ago

Gamers have abandoned

Doletskaya3695d ago

Lol, they think that since nobody is buying their games, gamers must have abandoned consoles. But the real reason is that their games suck.

Simon_Brezhnev3695d ago

@ Doletskaya

Your right and thats what they get for their shitty DLC rape.

Sarcasm3695d ago

80m Wii's, 50m 360s, and 47m PS3s disagree.

cochise3133695d ago

They keep making trashy games, they will keep getting trashy results.

DORMIN3695d ago

Funny story Capcom, I haven't owned a portable system since the gameboy advanced.

I own all 3 consoles though and am looking to spend at least $400 on games for the year.

rockleex3695d ago (Edited 3695d ago )

Yea, you went ahead and made Monster Hunter 3 for the Wii where none of its fanbase was instead of the PS3.

You go and made multiple unnecessary versions of RE5 and SF4, and release crappy DLC.

You go and mess up Devil May Cry.

Then you say we have abandoned consoles?!

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Winter47th3695d ago (Edited 3695d ago )

The Japanese videogame's industry isn't relevant anymore, they're in pieces and a shame to their own past & glories. I called it quits when Tekken, Final Fantasy, Silent Hill & the 27 versions of Street Fighter IV failed to live up to their hype.

Dno3695d ago

your right about everything but street fighter as i think its the highest rated and best selling SF/ fighting game in years and it also revived the WHOLE fighting game genre.

Also as a long time SF fan it is by far the best one yet as far as character balance, content, and pure fun for hardcore and casuals. (SSF4 is the number one game at evo btw)

can not wait for MVC3^^

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guzman3695d ago

Silent Hill has been in western hands for years, genius.

guzman3695d ago

@baker_boi: Yeah, yeah cry me a river. Just because Nintendo is hammering the competition, doesn't mean there aren't other options available to you. Playing in traffic for instance.

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pxpxp3695d ago

more like "capcom has abandoned gaming"...

dabri53695d ago

In japan consoles have taken a backseat to portable systems. Because they are a Japanese company I'm sure they primarily mean their home market.

JsonHenry3695d ago

"There is a higher profit margin on mobile devices."

There, I fixed that statement.


U r right....This article is total FAIL. The only thing i use my black berry for is pinging,internet and music when im on the move. But if im on a long journey i play games on my PSP not my black berry.

Jezuz3695d ago

Capcom doesn't represent ALL Jap Devs

Christopher3695d ago

I admit I use my phone more than my PSP and DS for "gaming". But, the type of gaming is vastly different considering I tend to do crosswords, kenken, sudoku, and similar puzzle games.

For "real gaming", nothing takes up more time than my PC and PS3.

What they fail to acknowledge is that while many more people can game on a phone, the biggest profit is from console games still. Just perhaps not for Capcom considering their lackluster productions other than fighting games.

UnwanteDreamz3695d ago

Maybe gamers are just abandoning Capcom. Typical "it's them not us" mentality.

KotC3695d ago

Everyone hold up 4 fingers.

That's how many successful good games CAPCOM has made in the past 5 years.

DA_SHREDDER3695d ago

Contrary. Most 3rd party devs and publishers have abandoned us ps3 users since the beginning of this gen. Go F yourself Capcom. The only thing good to come from the company has yet to be released. MvC3.

Theonik3695d ago

No, Japanese gamers have abandoned consoles. As a result Japanese developers make games for their core fanbase. One could argue that western devs have abandoned handhelds.

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SnakeMustDie3695d ago (Edited 3695d ago )

Coming from a company that milks gamers with useless costume DLCs locked in their games.

NYC_Gamer3695d ago

now capcom will put out crappy games on smart phones

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